Award-winning technology journalist Alexander Wolfe is editor-in-chief of InformationWeek.com, where he has achieved a solid track record of managing and collaborating with a team and generating significant online traffic growth. He has been involved in several start-up sites, and is also well-versed in the application of SEO, SEM, and social networking toward building audience and brand equity.
Alex is the also the author of two InformationWeek Analytics research reports: 2010 State of Server Technology, (June 2010) and IT Pro: Enterprise 2.0 Applications (Feb. 2011).
Wolfe's coverage of Intel, Microsoft, Google, and cutting-edge technologies has been recognized for its insight, ability to translate complicated concepts into readable prose, and forward-thinking analysis.
The Wolfe's Den blog was a finalist in the 2008 Jesse H. Neal Awards, and its Server Den offshoot has become the go-to commentary destination for a deep-tech take on high-end computing. Wolfe is also a video blogger and was on MSNBC in December 2010 to discuss Apple's iPad.
In his two decades as a technology editor, he has written and edited for IEEE Spectrum, Byte.com, Electronics magazine, and TechWeb. Wolfe was the launch editor for WindowsforDevices.com and has written extensively on embedded computing. At EE Times, Alex broke the acclaimed 1994 story of the Pentium floating-point division bug.
Alex has appeared as an industry analyst on CNN, CNBC, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC.
He is co-author of "From Chips to Systems: An Introduction to Microcomputers, 2nd Edition." His Op-Ed pieces have appeared in The New York Times and Newsday, and he has won five Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) writing awards and an award from the Association of American Publishers.
Wolfe's Den: Top Technologies To Watch In 2011, Part 1
January 03, 2011
A shift in the way we think about security, along with predictions about the death of the desktop, the rise of the "Internet of Things," and HP's rebound from the Hurd scandal are on our columnist's list of prognostications for the new year.
Wolfe's Den: Cisco Seeks To Rule The Cloud
December 07, 2010
The networking behemoth intends to automate cloud deployment, as spotlighted via its just-announced partnership with BMC. We chat with Lew Tucker, Cisco's chief technology officer of cloud computing, who talks about cloud-o-nomics, interoperability standards and how Cisco aims to be the go-to supplier of equipment to cloud providers.
Wolfe's Den: Airport Scanner Patents Promise Not To Show Your 'Junk'
November 29, 2010
Rapiscan, the company supplying the controversial x-ray backscatter screeners, has won a patent for a machine which detects threats "with minimum display of anatomical details." Its competitors, and body scanner pioneer Martin Annis, are also pursuing enhanced privacy approaches. Here are the technology details.
Top 5 Reasons Intel Is Winning And 4 Potential Pitfalls
November 16, 2010
Wins include the dominance of the Xeon server processor and research into data centers on a chip, while stumbling blocks center on a second-place communications chip business and settling on a potential successor to CEO Paul Otellini.
Top 5 Tech Trends For 2011
October 23, 2010
Big ideas heard at the InformationWeek 500 conference include a renewed focus on innovation, the importance of data visualization, and the ongoing agony of maintenance fees.
Hurd In, Phillips Out As Oracle President
September 06, 2010
Oracle has hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd to be its president, replacing Charles Phillips, who has resigned. Hurd will take the reins of Oracle's strategy of combining software and hardware, as it battles IBM.
Server Technology Hits A Crossroads
September 06, 2010
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
Wolfe's Den: Mad Rush For Enterprise 2.0 Patents
August 07, 2010
Vendors are vying to lock up rights to the social-enterprise. Here's a selective look at cool patent tech from Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, OpenText , and SAP, as well as two surprising newcomers.
In Cutting Off Hurd, Is HP Spiting Its Face?
August 06, 2010
Our Wolfe's Den columnist wonders whether Hewlett-Packard's board isn't taking the easy way out--and potentially reducing future shareholder value--by forcing CEO Mark Hurd to resign.
Wolfe's Den: Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Roadblocks
June 23, 2010
Our columnist identifies the challenges which could derail social enterprise tools, as Cisco and IBM battle to turn businesses into Facebook-like collaboration environments. With counterpoint from JP Rangaswami, Murali Sitaram, and Ted Schadler.
Server Den: CA Seeks IT Automation Sweet Spot
May 18, 2010
Don Ferguson, chief technology officer of CA Technologies, talks about work to build IT management tools that'll bring transparency to highly virtual and dynamic enterprise architectures.
Server Den: IBM Reloads Enterprise Branding March 8, 2010
IBM will adopt "Smarter Systems for a Smarter Planet" as its data center marketing moniker, putting distance between today's "dynamic infrastructure" and the me-too catch phrases used by competitors.
Server Den: AMD Emphasizes Energy Efficient Opterons February 18, 2010
Our columnist interviews AMD chief marketing officer Nigel Dessau, who talks about the scrappy chip vendor's upcoming processors, the four stages of virtualization, and why scale-out servers could be the platform of the future.
Server Den Q&A: Dell CTO Elucidates Efficient Enterprise February 9, 2010
Paul Prince, chief technology officer of Dell's Enterprise Product Group, discusses his company's efficient enterprise strategy, and explains why virtualization and cloud computing are on the same continuum.
Server Den: Inside HP's Converged Infrastructure February 2, 2010
Gary Thome, chief architect of HP's Infrastructure Software and Blades group, talks power and cooling like you've never heard it before. Plus, why he thinks Hewlett-Packard's data-center play tops Cisco.
Server Den Asks Infoblox: What's Infrastructure 2.0?
January 12, 2010
Greg Ness, senior director of the networking automation vendor, talks about managing infrastructure sprawl and offers insight into the standards-oriented Infrastructure 2.0 Working Group, of which Cisco is a member.
Apple iSlate Chatter Obscures Device Significance December 26, 2009
Apple's expected release of a humongous-screened iPod will legitimize the platform for business users. It could, in turn, revive Windows-based tablets and make Webpads the big alt.platform story of 2010.
Q &A: Intel CTO Envisions On-Chip Data Centers
November 21, 2009
Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at the chip giant, talks about the explosion of multicore processing, bringing security to cloud computing, and processor-based networking.
Wolfe's Den Podcast: Windows 7 Virtually Speaking
November 02, 2009
Our columnist ponders the demise of virtual private networks (VPNs), examines virtual hard disks (VHDs), and chats with Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft's Windows client general manager, and Ward Ralston, Windows Server product manager.
Wolfe's Den: AMD, Intel Remake Servers From Processor Up
September 09, 2009
Faster chips, which deliver an unprecedented bounty of CPU cycles at more efficient power levels, are opening up a new chapter in the reinvention of the data center. The latest crop includes AMD's Istanbul and Magny-Cours Opterons and Intel's Nehalem-EX Xeon.
Wolfe's Den: Recession Or Bust, R&D Spend HP Must
August 19, 2009
Research means different things to different companies. For Apple, it's its lifeblood. Microsoft's lab cranks code. At Intel, R&D is in the DNA. So what is it at HP, where Q3 R&D spending was recently slashed by $228 million?
Wolfe's Den: AP Vs. Google Proves Web No Longer Wants To Be So Free
April 07, 2009
Online reuse has long been governed by a culture in which China is only slightly more of an intellectual-property outlier than your average 13-year-old Limewire music-file thief. But newspapers are now mad as heck (also, broke) and they're not gonna take it anymore.
Wolfe's Den: Windows 7 Deep Dive
March 03, 2009
Fresh from a Microsoft briefing, we delve into the key enterprise features of Windows 7, reveal some technical Powerpoint slides from Redmond, and wrap everything up with an opinionated video.
Wolfe's Den: Making Book On Windows 7
February 04, 2009
Here's why Microsoft's upcoming successor to Vista will be a winner. Our columnist also visually walks you through his experiences installing the Windows 7 pre-beta and beta.
First Look: Microsoft's Windows 7
January 02, 2009
Screen shots of the Vista successor, which was distributed as a beta at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.